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2012 study on forest financing

Forests are highly significant for addressing multiple global challenges and contribute to the sustainable development of all countries, even those without significant forest area. Forests contribute approximately USD 468 billion or 1% of global gross value added to GDP. The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forest goods and services for subsistence. The provision of adequate and sustained financing for forests is, therefore, of utmost importance to ensure a continued supply of the wide array of forest products and services to societies, while reducing ecological degradation including reducing effluents, emissions and waste. The 2012 Study on Forest Financing expands and updates the 2008 study and provides a systematic and objective analysis of funding sources and gaps among and within thematic areas, geographic regions, country groups and individual countries, through a review of existing, emerging and evolving funding sources and mechanisms.
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Collaborative Partnership on Forests
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function